It’s There in the Newborn Cry, Michigan Part Five

Hannah didn’t give birth the night Megan sent me home with the necklace, and we’re glad she didn’t. She and Jesse were in the process of purchasing a house and we were determined to get her into it before Elyse made her appearance. Hannah and Jesse closed on their home, a lovely little place tucked[…]

Susie’s 71 Hour Labor

Another of my clients tells her story! And, friends, what a story it is.I’ve never seen anything quite like this woman’s heart and strength and endurance. That’s all I’m going to say. Susie will tell you the rest herself. Episode 6: My 71 hour labor with Susie Eldredge   Kim Woodard Osterholzer, Colorado Springs Homebirth Midwife[…]

When You Pass Through the Fire, Foot-First Breech, Michigan Part Three

To tell our birth stories… To tell our birth stories is the attempt to capture in words among the most profound, most powerful of our life experiences… Experiences simultaneously painful… gorgeous… raw… terrifying… triumphant… naked… transformative…. To tell our birth story is to tell of the time we got caught out in the wildest, darkest, most brutal[…]

You Can Die Now, Michigan Part Two

Well, it’s Friday, October 27th and I’m eight days home from Michigan. My husband, Steven, and my middle bonus son, Adam, are hunting up in the mountains. I’m away in the mountains, too, alone and relishing the quiet. I’m perched beside Fall River with the song of rapids in my ears and clean air in[…]


Here’s another of my client’s interviews with Serena! I’m just loving these! Just click on the box below to listen. Episode 5: Managing Labor Pains with Stephanie Rosenbaum Kim Woodard Osterholzer, Colorado Springs Homebirth Midwife and Author Books by Kim: Homebirth: Safe & Sacred Homebirth: Commonly Asked Questions A Midwife in Amish Country: Celebrating God’s[…]